Best Barbecue Sauce Recipe

BBQ sauce
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: About 3 cups (48 servings)
Ratings (18)

This is a classic barbecue sauce, heavy on the tomato with a wide range of flavors including a hint of lemon, making any barbecued food taste more authentic.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup/240 mL ketchup
  • 1 cup/240 mL water
  • 1 onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL sugar
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL ginger (fresh grated)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne

How to Make It

1. In a saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until the onion is translucent.

2. Stir in ketchup, water, vinegar, lemon juice and zest, sugar, salt and cayenne. Reduce heat to a low simmer and continue cooking for 25 minutes.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 18
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 143 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)